He wanted to “protect the USA from the Jewish people” – life sentence for attack on synagogue

He was only 20 years old at the time of his senseless bloody act. And in the delusion of wanting to protect the USA from the “Jewish people”. Now the trial against him ended.

A good two years after a fatal attack on a synagogue in California, John T. Earnest was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday. With no prospect of early release!

The now 22-year-old pleaded guilty to attacking a Jewish place of worship in Poway near San Diego, California, and shooting around himself in May 2019. A 60-year-old woman was killed and three people injured, including a child and the rabbi.

According to court documents, the defendant had testified that he wanted to “protect the nation from the Jewish people” with his act.

Hannah Kaye, family member of a victim, described the suffering that John T. Earnest’s did to her family on ThursdayPhoto: Nelvin C. Cepeda / AP

Hours before the attack, he had published a racist and anti-Semitic pamphlet on the Internet in which he also claimed responsibility for an arson attack on a mosque in March 2019.

The attack on the Chabat synagogue occurred on the last day of the Passover festival and six months after a fatal attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh and caused horror.


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